Reuters rescinds cheaper iPhone story

Yesterday, Reuters quoted an interview that the Shanghai Evening News conducted with Apple’s Phil Schiller, in which he reportedly shot down the rumor of a cheaper iPhone. Early Friday morning, Reuters has pulled that story, noting that the “Shanghai Evening News report [was] subsequently updated with substantial changes to its content.” The updated post ends with a terse “No replacement story will be issued.”

This story just got a little weird. And I was hoping the rumors would go away.